CSOs to commence Chaponda’s contempt of court case

Civil society organisations (CSOs) have said they lodge a contempt of court case against Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Minister George Chaponda on Tuesday January 31.

Lawyers Victor Gondwe (R) and Wesley Mwafulirwa (C)  to commence contempt of court proceedings

Justice John Chirwa granted the injunction to the CSO on January 12 restraining Chaponda from executing his duties until completion of a probe into the purchase of maize from Zambia and was assigned the contempt of court matter.

But  the embattled Agriculture Minister sneaked out of the country for  trip to Germany for a conference and sneaked back last Wednesday.

Lawyer for the CSOs, Wesley Mwafulirwa said they will file the contempt of court case on Tuesday as the day Justice Chirwa will be back in Mzuzu  from Blantyre to determine on whether to lift the court order on Chaponda or not.

He said even if the court decides to lift Chaponda’s injunction, Chaponda would still answer the contempt charge.

The CSOs want Chaponda arrested allegedly for travelling to Germany for a conference in violation of an injunction obtained against him.


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Michael Gift
7 years ago

The above comment say why only Tumbuka handling the issue the ans is simple only wise people can handle this issue . afoolish like u can’t handle this issue kip on eating nsima without thinking for others.

7 years ago

The bout to 12 rounds. At the moment, the score board is still showing a tie. Chaponda 7 and Chidanti 7 but Chidanti is slightly winning on points.

7 years ago

why only Tumbukas handling the issue . something fishy . are these people not ashamed. pure jealousy and hatred

7 years ago

But relatives: Justice John Chirwa granted the injunction to the CSO on January 12.

Now: Lawyers Victor Gondwe and Wesley Mwafulirwa will commence contempt of court proceedings.

What does this smell of?

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